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Instructor Training

Train to become an instructor

With the rising popularity of ski and snowboard amongst younger generations and gap years at an all time high, Swadlincote Snowsports Centre has the answer for you. Why not become an instructor? Our ski and snowboard instructor courses enable you to teach skiing & snowboarding at any school. Who’s to say you won’t end up working with us!

This course runs every Monday and costs £10.00 per session.

To learn more call us on 01283 890089.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I wear?

A: To take part in a ski or snowboard lesson you must have long sleeves, long trousers and gloves. If it is hot weather then leggings/tracksuit bottoms and long-sleeved t-shirts are perfectly fine to wear.

Q: Can I bring my own equipment?

A: You can indeed. However due to the nature of dry slope skiing and snowboarding wear and tear is increased so we recommend that you save your kit for the mountains and use ours on the mats.

Q: Do I need to wear a helmet?

A: Helmets are optional at the slope, however, if you are taking part in freestyle or race clubs then a helmet is a must. We do not provide helmets. 

 Q: How early should I arrive for my lesson?

A: We ask that you arrive 30 minutes before the lesson start time. This allows you to be so that where possible we can get you kitted up in advance of the official start time giving you as much slope time as possible.

Q: What is the minimum age for skiing/snowboarding?

A: We can take children as young as 3 years and up for skiing and children from 9 years and up for snowboarding.

Q: What surface do you have?

A: We use PERMA-SNOW on our nursery slope. This provides a great learning surface for skiers and snowboarders before progressing to our main slope which is a SkiTech Diamond Mat Surface. 

Q: I can ski/snowboard already, however, I have never been on a dry slope. What are the major differences?

A: Despite what level of skier you maybe on the snow, on dry slope you will start a level lower. On snow you can get away with minor flaws in your technique, whereas on the dry slope you cannot. Snow surface is a lot faster and easier. The snow building up under your skis or board along with the reduced friction can help you make the turn or the stop, whereas on dry slopes you have to turn the ski and edge the board using technique, which may take some time to get used to, if you have only ever skied on snow.